American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A feather-leaved Central American palm (Orbignya cohune) having hard-shelled fruits that yield a useful oil.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pinnately leaved palm, Attalea Cohune, native of Central America. The fruit yields oil and is used in the same manner as the ivory-nut for turning small articles. See Attalea and corozo, 1.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A Central and South American pinnate-leaved palm (Attalea cohune), the very large and hard nuts of which are turned to make fancy articles, and also yield an oil used as a substitute for coconut oil.
- n. tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
- Spanish, perhaps from Miskito ókhún. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, perhaps from American Spanish, from Mosquito ókhún. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The pine trees are larger and numerous, and the pine forest intersects other formations of interest such as rainforest, cohune palm (corozal), cactus associations, and others.”
“Pictured here is the Mayan ruin Xunantunich, notice the large cohune palms on the right side.”
“The cohune palm is probably the most important tree to the Mayans.”
“I learned much about the Cohune Palm Orbignya cohune in an activity building session with the other teachers.”
“My group performed a drama scene in which we transformed into a cohune palm and each presented a short dialogue about the different tree parts and their uses.”
“- Cohune, Orbignya cohune, growing in Central America, the nuts containing a kernel with 60 % oil comparable to coconut oil,”
“_Cohune-nut oil_ is produced from the nuts of the cohune palm, which flourishes in British Honduras.”
“Define the uses of partridge canes and cohune oil.”
“-- This palm furnishes Cahoun nuts, from which is extracted cohune oil, used as a burning oil, for which purpose it is superior to cocoanut oil.”
“Overhead the wind whistled through the tall cohune palms.”
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